ver·i·fi·able | \ˌver-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl \

Definition of verifiable 

: capable of being verified

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Other Words from verifiable

verifiability \ˌver-ə-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
verifiableness noun

Examples of verifiable in a Sentence

we're not sure whether that's a verifiable hypothesis you need a verifiable letter from your doctor to file a claim for short-term disability

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Turning the enthusiasm of the meeting in Singapore into a concrete, verifiable agreement is now the job of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is leaving Washington early Thursday for North Korea. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "How Trump Went From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Dismissing North Korean Nuclear Advances," 4 July 2018 Trump was criticized over the pledge to suspend the military exercises without securing verifiable commitments on North Korea’s plans to eliminate its nuclear weapons program. Fortune, "North Korea Has Increased Production of Fuel for Nuclear Weapons: Report," 30 June 2018 Both understand that nature is the result of complex phenomena that must be discovered and that theories must be tested by verifiable experimentation. WSJ, "GMOs Are Safe, As Far as We Can Tell Today," 29 June 2018 As negotiations now advance, there is only one acceptable final outcome: complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. Rebecca Shabad /, NBC News, "Trump-Kim summit draws mixed reaction on Capitol Hill," 12 June 2018 Instead, the statement said, the United States had continued its calls for ‘‘CVID’’: complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. Adam Taylor,, "North Korea may have offered its clearest view yet of denuclearization," 8 July 2018 Trump is pushing for complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization -- considered the gold standard among arms control experts. Andy Sharp,, "Here’s What to Watch for When Trump and Kim Meet," 11 June 2018 At the beginning of our republic, media’s reach was local and largely verifiable. Alberto Ibargüen, star-telegram, "Support local news –it’s crucial to our lives and our democracy," 5 July 2018 Michigan has used voter-verifiable paper ballots with its voting machines since 2004. Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ahead of midterms, states scrambling to fend off cyberattacks," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of verifiable

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verifiable

verify + -able

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